Achillea millefolium 'Fireland' (Yarrow) - Plant
Achillea millefolium 'Fireland' has clusters of red flowers fading to shades of orange and yellow.
Achillea millefolium 'Fireland' is a perennial growing to 60cm with dark green, feathery foliage, The flowers bring in the beneficial insects particularly hoverflies. It makes an excellent dried or cut flower. Remove faded flowers regularly to promote continued blooming. Grow Achillea Fireland in full sun in well-drained soil. Divide clumps every three to five years, and never allow plants to become waterlogged. Drought tolerant and often grown to prevent soil erosion. This plant is inclined to spread but is easy to control by reducing the clumps each spring.
It makes an excellent dried or cut flower. Cut when the flowers are well open but before the oldest flowers on the stem start to show signs of browning. To dry, hang upside down in a warm (not hot) place with good air circulation. Drying too fast at high temperatures can cause browning, but drying too slowly may result in colour loss on the stems and leaves and give a less fresh appearance.